Featured weekly article: Interview with Professor Gi-Wook Shin

Interview with Professor Gi-Wook Shin

By John Kojiro Yasuda

Volume 8, Issue 1, pages 165-174

SEN’s John Kojiro Yasuda sat down with Gi-Wook Shin to discuss his recent book, Ethnic Nationalism in Korea: Genealogy, Politics, and Legacy (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2006), which explores the origins of that particular form of nationalism and how it is affecting current political and social issues, such as the possibility of North and South Korean reunification. In the interview, Shin discusses the traditional civic/ethnic dichotomy in nationalism studies, North Korea’s nationalist brand of socialism, civic elements of Korean nationalism, and what he has dubbed the ‘prize and price’ of nationalism.

Read the full interview here.

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